Rebore ??

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by macv, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. macv

    macv Active Member

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    Hi, have any of you shooters ever had a shot out brl. rebored and re chambered for another cal. Is it even worth the cost or time. I guess the Sinclair SS brl. that I have could always be used for a pretty good pry bar. Any comments?
     
  2. MagnumManiac

    MagnumManiac Well-Known Member

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    Don't recommend it,because of stress relieving occurring which may leave the barrel less than true when finished.
    It's a lot of work to 'straighten' a barrel and have it 'normalised' after all the machining required to do this.
    Cryogenics has been touted to fix this,but I am skeptical on this subject.
    Only my opinion.
    MagnumManiac
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  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Macv

    Barrel makers are getting better at making premium SS barrels
    and the cost of rebore would be as much or more than a new
    barrel .

    A barrel blank cost the barrel makers about $35,00 so the cost
    of shiping and the setup for the barrel maker would exceed the
    cost of the blank and with the stresses in the old barrel I just
    would'nt recommend it. Plus the barrel maker probably woult'nt
    guaranty the work even if it was one of his barrels.


    And if you get a new barrel you dont have to change calibre or
    cartrige unless you want to.

    Take off Barrels also make good muzzel brake material.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  4. macv

    macv Active Member

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    Hi, thanks guys for your input. All that you mentioned sounds like a lot of common sense. I always wondered about that ques. that I asked, and now I know. Thanks again.
     
  5. Gene

    Gene Well-Known Member

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    The cost of chambering runs about $150 - $225, whether new or used barrel. IF your old barrel is not completely shot out, a re chamber can add maybe another 600 - 800 rounds till accuracy begins to tail off. Had a 6ppc rechambered last year and the smith said this can be done if round count is less than about 1500 and the bore is not fire cracked. (That barrel is shooting super since).

    But, of course, starting with a brand new barrel is the best choice.
     
  6. blygy

    blygy Well-Known Member

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    I had a 22-250 rebored to a 6.5 -300 win mag.. still haven't had a chance to shoot it. But it was half of the cost of a new barrel...
     
  7. macv

    macv Active Member

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    Brl. gone

    Hi, Guess I'll just forget about any work to this brl. as it is shot out. Matbe one day I will find some kind of use for it as I find it hard to throw anything away. Thanks again.